Vibrio vulnificus – a cousin of the bacterium that causes Cholera – thrives in warm saltwater, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But it can also infect open wounds and lead to “skin breakdown and ulceration,” according to the CDC. “Since it is naturally found in warm marine waters, people with open wounds can be exposed to Vibrio vulnificus through direct contact with seawater,”…

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